Fueling your tank with nutrient dense food is crucial to sustaining an active lifestyle. Superfood smoothies are the perfect source of all the nutrients needed to get through a hectic day. Don’t let the deep, dark green deter you- it really is tasty! The recipe and ingredients to follow will give you a better buzz than the last coffee whiskey you pounded on your way to a cold surf sesh. (You are familiar with that little warm-me-up, right?)
- A few leaves of fresh lettuce (kale, spinach, or romaine are best)
- 10 oz coconut water (water or almond milk are good subs)
- 1 c of frozen fruit (banana, berries, apple are all good)
- 1 scoop of raw protein powder
- 1 tbs almond butter
- 1 tsp coffee beans
- 1 tsp raw cacoa powder*
- 1 tsp maca powder*
- 1 tsp chia or hemp seeds*
- handful of ice
- a few medijool dates
- small handful of dried fruit
- kombucha tea
- coconut oil
(pictured tank: RVCA)
- finely chopped nuts- cashews, walnuts, almonds, etc
- hemp seeds
- cacao nibs
- chlorella or other green powder
- raw fiber powder
- beet greens or juice
- carrot juice
Buying organic is super important. GMOs and pesticides would be a total buzz kill to this nutritious cocktail. Everything in this smoothie is raw for a reason. Raw foods are much more nutrient dense than processed or cooked foods. Soaking nuts and dried fruit makes them softer and easier to blend. These recipes yield one serving size big enough to replace a meal. You can easily double the ingredients to share, although it is so good you’ll want to chug it all yourself. Practically anything goes in the recipe, so don’t feel like you have to stick to it precisely.
* A Note on the Superfoods:
MACA: A powder derived from an Andean root that combats stress & fatigue, balances hormones, and is even rumored to boost libido. Has a sweet malty taste.
CACAO: Crunchy cacao nibs or velvety powder provide a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
CHIA SEEDS: These little guys are loaded with omega fats, protein, antioxidants and dietary fiber.
RAW PLANT PROTEIN: An animal and human friendly source of protein, probiotics, omegas, fiber, and antioxidants.
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